2015-10-22 / Mainsheet

Lucy’s Hearth Celebrates Successes and Looks Ahead


Dr. Heather Morse Hall and Alex Hall Dr. Heather Morse Hall and Alex Hall On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the board of directors and Friends of Lucy’s Hearth and more than 200 supporters gathered at the International Tennis Hall of Fame to celebrate a successful year at the Hearth’s fourth annual “Fall for Lucy’s Hearth” fundraiser. Board President Susan Erstling thanked the evening’s sponsors and Director Jennifer Barrera honored Nancy and Jenny Cloud with the Susan M. Wilson Volunteer of the Year Award.

Established in 1984, the Hearth has evolved from a nightto night shelter for mothers and children to a nationally accredited, 24-hour “enhanced shelter” that provides housing, food, emotional support, education, and a spectrum of self-sufficiency programs. Last June, Lucy’s Hearth was able to secure a stake in its future by purchasing the former Child & Family building on Valley Road in Middletown. It has launched “Home Is Where the Hearth Is,” a $2.5 million capital campaign to secure the funds needed for the shelter to move to its new location.


Liz Drayton and Sara Chadwick Liz Drayton and Sara Chadwick The Hearth’s annual Wreath Sale, its signature fundraiser, will take place at the Easton’s Beach rotunda on Saturday, Dec. 5. Now in its 15th year, the sale, a community favorite, will offer designer wreaths, holiday arrangements and a food table featuring delicious selections for the festive season.



Doug Jacobs, Connie Pemmerl, and Jennifer O’Neill Doug Jacobs, Connie Pemmerl, and Jennifer O’Neill

Gail and John Alofsin, with Dr. Jeanne Oliva Gail and John Alofsin, with Dr. Jeanne Oliva

Cathy Seigal, Alessandra Burnham, Jan Harley and Kim Hackett Cathy Seigal, Alessandra Burnham, Jan Harley and Kim Hackett

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Morgera Dr. and Mrs. Richard Morgera

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